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targeted smart cuts. where does it fail? in the united states senate. harry reid can't lead a senate to doing fiscally responsible things. >> or anything. >> i'm not sure i understand what you were saying. if you're indicating that the republicans should go out and say they support the sequester, think you were saying the same thing. that's political suicide for them. even though it may be the right thing what happens is once the sequester takes effect if there are layoffs and people rebel against it, republicans are solely owning that. they are responsible for that. >> it's the president's idea. the white house came up with it. >> the republicans are saying they want the sequester. >> the president threatened to veto. they said we want to undo part of the sequester. the president said, i will veto that if you do. he's completely changed his tune. he's flip-flopping all over the place. this is his sequester. he came up with with it, signed it into law and republicans are saying, remember, this whole sequester is from the 2011 -- this is two-year-old spending cuts. we need to cut spen
, the next ten years, and harry reid told us it would not add to the deficit. the president even tried to call our fears about the increased cost saying that, you know, really the spending will be under control. we will cut our cost. what happened? >> well, it did not pan out that way which is one of the things that happens when we pass a really big deal, a couple of thousand pages long without giving people adequate opportunity to review it and figure out what the implications will be. so we are adding over a trillion to the debt of the next ten years. he will also be adding, according to this report, 12 million new beneficiaries to medicaid. this is a problem. gerri: right. it is astonishing, and remember when nancy pelosi said we will know what is in the bill when we read it. now we are finally finding of commands that me tell you, it is frightening. one of the things of the cbo found call entitlement spending, obamacare, medicare, medicaid, all of this together to met will exceed spending for everything else, even defense, social security, health care is going to be everything. is
case to see if they can use the public pressure, west virginia and harry reid in nevada to do things they might not otherwise want to do. i'm extremely skeptical. people have tried this in the past. no doubt the obama folks have a better organization and social media gives you advantages you didn't have in the past but they're trying to do something i have not seen signs they are willing to do in a non-presidential election. >> i do think, michael steele, the republicans will see the president talk on guns tonight and see the victims of newtown. i think that's going to cut through. we've all had these moments and said the union addresses ab had these moments and maybe there won't be an assault weapon ban and maybe won't go after thes a 99 high capacity magazines. but republicans will have a hard time saying no to background checks and saying no to gun trafficking laws. if they do say no to these items that are 9010s, we used to go around the hill saying it's 8020, 80-20 negative. if it's 80-20, that train's coming an you get out of the way. this is 90-10. my question is will republic
with the sequester idea. in fact he has the exact time and date when they first pitched it to senator harry reid, july 27th, 2011. what's your read on that? >> very detailed reporting by bob woodward there. it's an interesting take. certainly the republicans have jumped on. it's been a debate over the last few weeks about who -- actual lit last few months about whose idea this was. you have jack lew, the former chief of staff to the president, up for treasury secretary who said it at a hearing. this was a republican idea. you see the president has sort of hinted at that, too. more recently jay carney at the white house has acknowledged this isn't a white house idea. the republicans are making a big issue of that. as much as the white house is fanning the flames of concern now, sounding the alarms this week it was their idea. they're saying the president needs to come and meet us and sort of acknowledge we gave a little bit on the fiscal cliff on taxes and not going to do it this time. that's the strategy the republicans are using to pin it on the white house. >> joann, they're really blaming the
harry reid, eric cantor there. and members of congress. these are coveted seats. just saying before the president was introduced here, there has been all this advanced notice that the president will be sort of keeping with his confident, even arguably aggressive tone that he has taken since his reelection. the quote that stood out for me from politico this week, it was assigned to a person close to the drafting of the speech. >> right. >> said the president's approach to the republican party in this speech would be borrowed from the 2500-year-old chinese book philosophy "the art of war." and the quote was "build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across." . >> i like the quote. and i think that would be probably a good strategy for the president. i mean, i would hope that we don't see a lot of partisan bickering, but i hope he is aggressive in terms of the proposals that he is going to lay out. this being his last term, most people say 18 months and then you start looking lame duck. so very important speech as to what his presidency and his legacy is going to mean. and i think
york times." he begins with these words. on july 26, 2011, jack lew went to harry read's budget for a session. according to bob woodward's book, they came up with a trigger idea to force a budget deal. what's the idea, reid asked? sequestration, lew said. reid folded himself over with his head between his knees as if he was going to throw up. here's the question. if this is such a horrible idea, sequestration or these forced budget cuts, why did the white house come up with this idea to begin with? >> well, as you remember, wolf, in the summer of 2011, we were facing a situation where the nation was about to default for the first time in its history because republicans were refusing to agree to a balanced approach to a deficit reduction. both sides were looking for a way to craft a deal that would avoid default and a trigger mechanism. sequestration, which is a word that most americans have never heard before, is simply a way of crafting policy that was so onerous that would cause cuts that nobody liked, republicans or democrats, and because of that they would compel the prospec
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